Ubuntu – Boot failure : No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!


I've tried to install Ubuntu on a VMWare Virtual Machine, but it never gets past the
bootloader :

ISOLINUX 4.01 debian-20100714 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al
No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
boot: _

I've also tried to burn this .iso image to a CD and go from therem but I got the same problem.

Some more details :

  • VMWare Server 2.0.2 Build 203138 on Windows 2008 R2
  • ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso image used (downloaded yesterday evening)

Best Answer

  • If you are able to use a USB stick as installation media, then rename the following:

    • isolinux --> syslinux (this is a folder)
    • isolinux.bin --> syslinux.bin
    • isolinux.cfg --> syslinux.cfg

    This worked for me.

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